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ID:     10018
Type:     Greek
Region:     SICILY
City:     Syracuse
Issuer:     The Deinomenid Tyranny (Gelon I, Hieron I)
Date Ruled:     485-466 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Tetradrachm
Date Struck:     c. 480/478 - 472 BC
Diameter:     22.9 mm
Weight:     16.85 g
Obverse Description:     Slow quadriga driven right by male charioteer holding goad, Nike above flying right crowning horses
Reverse Legend:     ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΟΝ
Reverse Description:     Artemis-Arethusa right, hair slightly waved in front turned up under diadem of beads, surrounded by four dolphins swimming clockwise
Primary Reference:     Boehringer group 3, 177 (V78/R122) and plate 7
Reference2:     SNG ANS 88
Reference3:     Sear 914 var
Photograph Credit:     FORUM ANCIENT COINS